Have a toddler that seems to have endless amounts of energy? Worried about how you’re going to burn off some of that energy when you’re stuck inside this winter?
Of course, in an ideal world, we would get our toddlers outside to play every day. But sometimes it’s just not possible. Whether that be due to bad weather, an illness, or maybe you just can’t get your toddler to put any clothes on and it’s only 30 degrees outside (Yup, I’ve been there). So what can you do with your high-energy toddler, so that you both don’t go stir crazy?
Listed below are eleven indoor toys that will be sure to burn off some of that toddler energy.
11 Indoor Toys That Will Burn Off Your Toddler's Energy
Let your little one scoot and ride around with this adorable first balance bike! This riding toy is suitable for babies and toddlers, 12-24 months old.
It’s perfect for both indoor and outdoor play, has a nice esthetic appeal, and would make an excellent Christmas or first birthday gift.
Such a great way for your one year old to learn how to balance and burn off some energy at the same time.
These stepping stones are super high on our wishlist. Spread them out on the floor, and your little one can step or hop from one to the next.
I like this particular set, because the steps come in different sizes and heights. There’s also rubber footings on the bottoms to prevent them from sliding.
The Pikler Triangle is a favorite in our home. My 2 year old loves climbing up and down it, and my 8 month old has been using it to pull himself up to standing. It’s really amazing to watch how it works the connection between movement and brain development.
This particular play structure comes with a reversible ramp for sliding and climbing. I also love how it folds up for easy storage.
If you have the space, this wooden climbing dome would be awesome to have. Especially, if you have multiple young children in your home.
It builds muscle, burns off energy, and develops spatial awareness. Your little monkey will have loads of fun developing their acrobatic skills!
Both my littles LOVE to jump, so an indoor trampoline was a no-brainer.
We have this exact model, and have been very pleased with the quality of it. It seems very durable and even I can use it. It’s also foldable, portable, and easy to assemble.
This is a great option if you have little space to work with.
Okay, so not technically a toy, but this little yoga book is so much fun. Each page has a new animal and pose to do with a little phrase to read. This book has quickly became a favorite in our house, and our toddler makes sure we do it each night before bed (and usually multiple other times throughout the day as well).
My toddler loves pretending to be the animals, and I love that I get some stretching in too! Such a great way to introduce yoga to your toddler.
7.) Wooden Balance Board
This wooden balance board would be great for older toddlers to expend their energy on. It’s perfect for developing gross motor skills, body awareness, and of course, balance.
It’s not just a balance board, though! This open-ended toy can also be used as a seesaw, a slide, a car ramp, a boat, a doll bed, a tunnel, and whatever else your little one may imagine.
Ball pits are a classic, and now your littles can enjoy one without you even having to brave the cold.
With this ball pit/basketball hoop/tunnel combo, your toddler is sure to burn off some of that energy. I’d get a couple of bags of balls to go with this set. We like these ones because they’re BPA and phthalate free.
This wooden rocking boat is two toys in one and calls for hours of fun!
The ship seats up to 4 children, but can also fit your favorite stuffed animal friends. Turn it over, and it becomes a bridge with stairs to climb.
This open-ended toy develops gross motor skills and encourages imaginative play.
11.) Indoor Toddler Playground
The ultimate indoor toy for active toddlers! This jungle gym playset is complete with ladders, monkey bars, a climbing net, gymnastics rings, and a slide.
It’s made with a wooden frame and is the perfect size for 2-5 year olds.
This could be a total lifesaver when you can’t get outside.
What About You?
How do you burn off that crazy toddler energy? Does your little enjoy any of the toys listed above? Comment below with your favorite energy-burning toy and be sure to share this post with other toddler moms.
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